Unintended Effects of Genetic Manipulation
A Project of The Nature InstituteProject Director: Craig Holdrege
A Browsable and Searchable Database
You can also check out updates and short news items.We have collected examples from the scientific literature, primarily from peer-reviewed journals, on unintended effects of genetic manipulation. We have written short reports about each example. These are ordered and can be searched according to different categories (see below). We present examples of a wide array of different kinds of unintended effects. This compilation is by no means exhaustive and the literature still to be reviewed is extensive. We will continue to add reports over time. We encourage readers to alert us to mistakes and also to notify us of unintended effects documented in the scientific literature that we have not taken into account; contact Craig Holdrege.
For important explanations and background information, see "Understanding the Unintended Effects of Genetic Manipulation".
For examples offering an overview of the findings reported on this website, see "Some Examples of Unintended Effects of Genetic Manipulation".
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View a bibliography of articles discussed, ordered alphabetically by first author. Each bibliographic entry is linked to one or more individual reports.
View a bibliography of overview publications concerning unintended effects.
View a collection of articles on the broader issues of genetics and genetic engineering written by Nature Institute staff members Craig Holdrege, Stephen L. Talbott, and others.